teeth

Teeth brushing in babies and kids (with free downloadable chart)
Teeth brushing in babies and kids (with free downloadable chart) (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Why is brushing teeth important? Brushing teeth is the basis of good oral hygiene and contributes to overall health. The process of brushing removes bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum infections if left in the mouth. It reduces ... Read More »

Genes not to blame for toothaches
Genes not to blame for toothaches (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers, including those from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), for the first time have looked into the role genes and environment on play in the composition of the oral microbiome and its role in the formation of tooth decay ... Read More »

Biting and chewing forces tooth growth
Biting and chewing forces tooth growth (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of Sydney researchers have found chewing and biting to be the cause of adult teeth breaking through the gums rather than an innate, unknown force. Dr Babak Sarrafpour and his team of researchers from the faculties of Dentistry and ... Read More »

Links between childhood diet, tooth decay and obesity
Links between childhood diet, tooth decay and obesity (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Dr Narendar Manohar from Western Sydney University, will conduct an important study which aims to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged Australian families. Dr Manohar says existing evidence clearly indicates that children from low socio-economic backgrounds are most vulnerable ... Read More »

Are children sharing bacteria that could cause tooth decay?
Are children sharing bacteria that could cause tooth decay? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research presented at the ASM Microbe research meeting provides compelling evidence that children acquire Streptococcus mutans, the bacterium most frequently associated with dental caries, from intra- and extra-familial sources besides their mother. Children typically have more than one strain (i.e., ... Read More »

Benefits of fluoride to children’s teeth
Benefits of fluoride to children’s teeth (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study showing that tooth decay in Logan-Beaudesert children has dropped 19% since the introduction of fluoridation has been backed by the Australian Dental Association of Queensland (ADAQ). The University of Queensland School of Dentistry study, led by Emeritus Professor ... Read More »

Teeth Tales tells a story
Teeth Tales tells a story (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A project looking at the oral health of children from migrant backgrounds found there are many significant barriers for parents accessing mainstream dental services and oral health information. Teeth Tales is a community-based child oral health project for Australian families ... Read More »

Warning to parents on high acidity drinks
Warning to parents on high acidity drinks (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Dental researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning parents of the dangers of soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and other drinks high in acidity, which form part of a “triple-threat” of permanent damage to young people’s teeth. For ... Read More »

Improving children’s dental health across Australia
Improving children’s dental health across Australia (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Every child deserves a healthy smile. A healthy smile not only builds confidence, but can powerfully impact a child’s overall health and well-being. A growing body of research shows that poor oral health at an early age can significantly affect ... Read More »

The Healthy Families, Healthy Smiles program
The Healthy Families, Healthy Smiles program (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The Victorian Coalition Government has delivered on its election pledge to establish an innovative new program to promote better oral health among children and pregnant women. Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development Wendy Lovell officially launched the Healthy Families, ... Read More »

 
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